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    Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy

    Eri Hotta, former research fellow at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo, talked about her book, Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy, in which she examines the attack on Pearl…

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    That Last Bomb

    The Last Bomb is a 1945 War Department film documenting the final months of the B-29 super fortress air campaign against Japan. It concludes with the August 1945 atomic bombings of…

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    Japanese Surrender in 1945

    Courtesy of the National Archives, this United Newsreel depicts Japan’s involvement in World War II and scenes from Victory over Japan (VJ) day.

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    U.S. Women Spies in the Philippines During World War II

    Professor Theresa Kaminski talked about her book, Angels of the Underground: The American Women who Resisted the Japanese in the Philippines in World War II. She spoke about four American…

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    President Obama Remarks at Hiroshima Peace Memorial

    President Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivered remarks following a wreath-laying ceremony at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial. President Obama said the U.S. and Japan had made…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to their questions on a variety of topics, including President Obama’s decision to visit Hiroshima, Japan. He would become the first sitting…

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    U.S. Military Cooperation With Japan and Australia

    Panelists talked about U.S. military cooperation with Australia and Japan in preserving overlapping interests in the South China Sea-region as China and Russia expand their respective military…

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    U.S.-Japan Military Strategies in the Pacific

    Scholars of naval and Asian affairs spoke about Cold War cooperation between the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Navy and their efforts to protect Japan from the pressures of…

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    Trilateral Meeting Remarks

    President Obama, South Korean President Park Geun-Hye, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke to reporters following a trilateral meeting at the Nuclear Security Summit at the Walter E.…

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    Japanese Prime Minister New Year Press Conference

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe addressed reporters in his annual New Year press conference. His remarks focused on jobs and the economy. He also responded to questions on relations with…

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    Sadako Crane Donation to the Truman Library

    Clifton Truman Daniel welcomed a Japanese atomic bomb survivor to his grandfather’s presidential library in Independence, Missouri, for the donation of a rare paper crane that became a…

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    V-J Day 70th Anniversary Commemoration

    A ceremony was held at the National World War II Memorial commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Allied Forces Victory in the Pacific and the effective end of World War II. The Empire of Japan formally…

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    Nagasaki

    Susan Southard talked about her book, Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War, about the city and people of Nagasaki, Japan, from the morning it was bombed to today. August 9, 2015 marked the 70th…

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    Nuclear Safety in Northeast Asia

    James Platte, a non-resident fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, talked about the future of nuclear power generation and security in Northeast Asia,…

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    Last to Die

    Stephen Harding talked about his book, Last to Die: A Defeated Empire, a Forgotten Mission, and the Last American Killed in World War II, about U.S. Army Air Forces Sergeant Anthony J.…

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    Appointment in Tokyo

    This 1945 U.S. Army Signal Corps film documents the course of World War II in the Pacific theater, from the Japanese invasion of the Philippines through the surrender ceremony on board the…

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    Truman and the Pacific War

    Richard Thornton talked about President Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. He spoke about the diplomatic relations between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, and the promises…

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    Japan's Decision to Surrender

    John Kuehn talked about Japan’s decision to surrender to Allied forces in August of 1945. “A Succession of Miracles: Japan’s Decision to Surrender” was a portion of “Endgame: August 1945 in Asia…

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    Strategies for the Invasion and Defense of Japan

    D.M. Giangreco talked about the American offensive directed at Japan’s northernmost island, Hokkaido. He also spoke about the Soviet Union’s involvement, including the influence of logistics and diplomatic…

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    70th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombings

    This commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, included testimony by a hibakushi (survivor of the atomic bombings) and a performance by…

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